With Intel set to launch its fourth-generation Core processor series in the coming months, what better time than the present for AMD to pad its FX line a little bit? The company this week added two models to the fray; the FX-6350 and the FX-4350. These models directly replace the FX-6300 and FX-4300, with the primary improvements being the clock speeds.
In the FX-6350 vs. FX-6300 battle, AMD’s latest chip boosts the stock clock from 3.5GHz to 3.9GHz and has increased the turbo clock by 100MHz to peak at 4.2GHz. The FX-4350 sees similar gains over the FX-4300; it bumps the clock to 4.2GHz over 3.8GHz and adds 300MHz to the peak turbo, which now sits at 4.3GHz. The FX-4350 also doubles its L3 cache over the FX-4300 – a nice boost to be sure. Both CPUs are specced with a TDP of 125W (it’s worth noting the FX-4300 is 95W).
Here’s a rundown of AMD’s current FX lineup:
|Cores||Clock||Turbo||L2 / L3||TDP||Price|
|AMD FX-8350||8||4.0GHz||4.2GHz||8MB / 8MB||125W||$200|
|AMD FX-8320||8||3.5GHz||4.0GHz||8MB / 8MB||125W||$175|
|AMD FX-8150||8||3.6GHz||4.2GHz||8MB / 8MB||125W||$170|
|AMD FX-8120||8||3.1GHz||4.0GHz||8MB / 8MB||125W||$160|
|AMD FX-8100||8||3.1GHz||3.7GHz||8MB / 8MB||95W||$155|
|AMD FX-6350||6||3.9GHz||4.2GHz||6MB / 8MB||125W||$140|
|AMD FX-6300||6||3.5GHz||4.1GHz||6MB / 8MB||95W||$140|
|AMD FX-6200||6||3.8GHz||4.1GHz||6MB / 8MB||125W||$155|
|AMD FX-6100||6||3.3GHz||3.9GHz||6MB / 8MB||95W||$120|
|AMD FX-4350||4||4.2GHz||4.3GHz||4MB / 8MB||125W||$130|
|AMD FX-4300||4||3.8GHz||4.0GHz||4MB / 4MB||95W||$120|
|AMD FX-4170||4||4.2GHz||4.3GHz||4MB / 8MB||125W||$140|
|AMD FX-4130||4||3.8GHz||3.9GHz||4MB / 4MB||125W||$110|
|AMD FX-4100||4||3.6GHz||3.8GHz||4MB / 8MB||95W||$100|
|Note: All processors are built on a 32nm process and are designed for AM3+ sockets.|
As of the time of writing, I could only find AMD’s latest CPUs at Newegg. It’s assumed we’ll see them trickle out into other etailers in the week ahead.